Stars of Coronation Street have been pictured soaking up the sun in Sandiway where they have been filming camping scenes for the soap with special guest star Paddy McGuinness.
The upcoming storyline sees the Tinker and Dobbs families head to Forest Camp Activity Park for a camping holiday together - where they meet ‘wilderness survival expert’ Dougie Ryan, played by comedy star Paddy.
Some of the show’s best loved comedy characters feature in the new scenes, including Andrew Whyment who plays Kirk Sutherland, and Alan Halsall who plays Tyrone Dobbs.
The blazing hot sunshine must have been uncomfortable for comedian Paddy, who was pictured wearing bulky boots and khaki workwear to film the scenes, which are due to air in August.
The Take Me Out presenter will appear in six episodes as Dougie, who is on holiday with his teenage daughter Caitlin, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Craig Tinker, played by Colson Smith.
He had previously revealed that starring in Coronation Street has been his dream ever since his Phoenix Nights co-star Peter Kay appeared on the soap back in 2004 as dithering drayman Eric Gartside.
Paddy said recently: "Being asked to appear in Coronation Street was a very special moment for me. An iconic and much loved show not just in the UK but around the world.
"I remember Peter telling me how much he enjoyed his guest spot on the show and I can't wait to get started. The character I'll be playing is very funny and I'm sure the Corrie fans will love him."
Dougie will be seen impressing Kirk, Beth, Craig, Chesney, Sinead, Tyrone and Fiz with his wilderness knowledge which is sure to be a hoot with the Weatherfield regulars.
Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn said of Paddy’s guest appearance on the cobbles: “It’s an absolute delight to be working with Paddy who is a talented actor with a flair for comedy that will ensure he fits right in with the Corrie cast.”
Paddy is set to start filming a new series of Take Me Out in the autumn and is preparing for an upcoming live stand up tour called Daddy McGuinness.